As the plane landed in Rapid City, I got my first glimpse of the Black Hills off in the distance. The rolling fields stretched endlessly going East, but the Black Hills rose in the West.
The closer I got to them, the more the Old Wild West came alive.
Back in the late 1800’s, these Hills had their heyday as being full of riches for any man willing to work hard and stake their gold claim.
Today, the town is full of a crumbling history and Indian gambling casinos. But if you shift your vision slightly, you can still see what this town would have been like back in the day.
Take a stroll back in time to another America, 19th Century America, make your own fortune in the Black Hills of Deadwood.